_ . CORRECT Pv f\ DRESS FOR WOMEN
314-316 SEVENTH STREET
An Extraordinary List of
$ 15 and $20 Suits, $5.00
Fancy Mixtures and Plain Colors.
$15 amid $20 Long Coats, $6.50
Plain and Novelty Cloths?all styles.
$12.50 and $115 Dresses, $5.00
All colors and all new styles.
$5.00 amid $6.50 Skirts, $2.45
In Panama and Novelty. Cloths.
$1 and $1.25 Wash Waists, S9c
Tailormade and Lingerie Waists.
$5 to $7.50 Waists, $3.75
Chiffon. Velvet, Messaline and Net,
with kimono and long sleeves.
$5 to $7.50 Trimmed Hats, 95c
Shown in black and all colors.
$8.50 to $12.50 Trimmed Hats, $1.95
Fur and Fur Trimmed?all colors.
$13.50 to $20 Trimmed Hats, $3.^5
Large, small and medium shapes.
$5 and $6.50 White Beavers, $1.95
In small and medium shapes.
$ 1.50 to $3.00 Hats, 25c
All colors and styles are here.
Children's Wear Reduced
$f.OO Children's Cloth Coats $2.74
$6.00 Children's Caracul Coats $3*5?
$4.00 Children's Cloth Coats $1.98
$2.50 Children's Cloth Coats 98c
$2.00 Children's Madras Dresses 98c
$2.50 Children's Madras Dresses $1-49
$10.00 Misses' Cloth Coats. $5.00
$15.00 Misses' Cloth Coats. $6.50
$19.50 and $22.50 Misses' Suits.. $8.98
$1.25 Children's Sweaters 79c
$2.00 Children's Felt Hats 49c
$1.00 Children's Felt Caps 49c
$4.00 Children's Silk Beavers $1-79
$3.00 Silk Skirts, black and colors $1.98
When attending a formal din
ner. reception or other social func
tion, have your hair suitably
dressed for the occasion.
Ynu will find here every up-to-date convenience and lux
ury on a scale heretofore unknown In Washington.
Or. if you prefer, we will send an expert hairdresser to
your home, by appointment.
Private *Parjors for
Hair Dressing. Children's Hair Cutting.
Manicuring for Ladies. Facia! Massage.
We carry an unetjuuled line of Hair Goods, including: the
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Make Your Selection
The attractions of the Mid
winter Clearance Sale are extra
You will find the redactions
upon practically every piece of
Furniture in the stock range
from 25?Jo to 40%?In some
cases they are cut a full half?and
for the Hoeke standard qualities.
Delivery can be made now, or later if you de
sire. A smail deposit will ycure your selection.
Parties contemplating housekeeping in the* spring
can thus take advantage of these special prices.
Gov. Crothers was the attraction at the
Wednesday afternoon s>sslon of the
Farmer*/ Institute, at Haaeratowa, Md.
lie delivered an address urging the farm
ers to organlsa for mutual benefit and
ROW OVER WATSON
But He and Chilton Are Elected
TWELVE DEMOCRATS BOLT
Republicans in West Virginia Legis
. lature Refuse to Vote.
STIRRED BY BRIBERY CHARGES
Action on Resolution of Delegate
Moore Providing for an Investi
gation Is Postponed.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., January 28 ?
With only the democrats of the legisla
ture present in the Joint session. William
E. Chilton of Charleston and Clarence W.
Watson of Fairmont were yesterday elect
ed to the Senate of the United States for
the long and short terms, respectively,
each being chosen on the first ballot.
Seven democrats bolte'd the caucus nomi
nation of Watson and five that of Chilton.
Owing to the failure of the republicans
and democrats of the senate to agree on
terms of a compromise, the republicans
of that body again remained absent from
the sessions yesterday. The twenty-three
republicans of the house left the hall
when a motion was carried to compel all
members present to vote.
Yesterday's sessions of the house and of
the Joint assembly were the stormiest in
the history of the West Virginia legisla
ture. Charges of bribery on the part of
Watson and Chilton in securing the cau
cus nominations were sprung by several
members of the legislature in an attempt
to postpone the election of United States
senators, but they were either voted down
or ruled out of order, and the election
proceeded. Chilton received on Joint bal
lot 7t votes and Watson 70; necessary for
an election, o9.
When the house met Delegate Moore,
republican, sprung the first sensation by
offering a joint resolution asking that a
committee of five be appointed to investi
gate the charges of bribery which had
been made on the floor of the house by
Delegates Hubbard and Robinson, and
reciting further that it was rumored that
Delegate Shock had been paid money by
supposed representatives of Chilton and
Resolution Recites Charges.
As to the alleged attempt to bribe
Shock, the resolution says, in part:
"It has been currently reported and cir
culated generally in the city of Charles
ton that on the evening preceding said
caucus the sum of $1,000 was paid in
cash and an additional sum of $1,500 was
promised to a member of the house of
delegates, namely. Delegate L. J. 8hock,
by friends and adherents of William E.
Chilton and Clarence W. Watson for the
purpose of inducing said Shock to vote in
said caucus for and in the interest of the
said Chilton and Watson, and that the
said Shock, after he had received the said
sum of $1,000, took the same and imme
diately exhibited it to William G. Ben
nett of Lewis county and John W. Davis
of Harrison county, and that he made a
written statement of the fact that the
said money had been given him and the
additional sum above named promised
him for the purpose above recited."
The resolution asked that the election of
senators be postponed for a period of fif
teen days, until proper Investigation could
be made. An attempt was made to take
up the resolution for immediate consid
eration, but It was lost.
The next sensation came after the dem
i ocrats of the senate joined with the
house and the republican members had
left. Chilton had been placed in nomi
nation by Senator McCorkle, when Sen
ator Bland led the bolt by nominating
Thomas E. Hedges. Bland questioned
the democracy of Watson and attempted
to show a connection between the Chilton
and Watson candidates.
Delegate Hubbard, who led Tuesday's
bolt, nominated William R. Tho.mpson.
During the roll call Delegate Gilkeson
was excused from voting, having offered
a resolution asking a postponement of the
election uniil the charges of bribery could
be ihvestigated, and the resolution hav
ing been ruled out of order. On the roll
call Chilton received 71 votee. Hodges 3,
Thompson 1, and John W. Davis 1. Sev
eral members who bolted Tuesday voted
for Chilton, saying they had been given
no direct evidence of bribery. For the
short term Senator Woods nominated
Watson, and' Hulbbard led the bolt by
naming Louis Bennett. On the roll call
Watson received 70 votes, Bennett 5, and
Demand an Inquiry.
Following the election Chilton and Wat
son addressed the joint assembly. Both
invited a thorough investigation of the
charges of bribery, Chilton declaring that
he had committed, no wrong in working
for his nomination. Watson declared he
would not accept the office If it could be
shown him beyond a reasonable doubt
that "improper influences have been used
by me or my friends in my election "
With Gov. Glasscock refusing to recog
nize the organization of the legislature
because of the state senate muddle, and,
therefore, unwilling to sign the commis
s'ons of Chilton and Watson, the situa
tion remains chaottc. Neither Watson nor
Chilton has stated what his next steps
will be. Tne governor will act officially
today and will refuse to sign the bom
The state senate is just as far- apart as
ever according to some of the senators.
Meredith and Silver conferees have been
together several times, but no agreement
lias been reached, owing largely to the
fact that the democrats insist that Sena
tor Hearns shall be unseated.
Prosecuting Attorney Avis stated last
night that he will have a grand jury in
vestigation of the charges of bribery un
less the legislature makes a thorough in
i vestigation. '
Asa H. Rector of Atoka. Va.. died
Tuesday of pneumonia. He leaves a wife
and one son. Mr. Rector was a large
real estate owner, a director in one of
the national hankp of Alexandria, Va..
and was also a Confederate veteran, hav
'ng served throughout the war.
BREAK A BAD COLD
IX SEVERAL HOURS. ;
1! Most Severe Cold and All
Grippe Misery Will
Simply Vanish. !!
The nio*t effective and harmless way to curt
the Grippe or break a severe cold, either is
the bead, chejt, back. stomach or limb*. 1* a
dose of Pape'a Cold Compound every two bour*
until three consecutive <lo4ei are taken.
Yon will distinctly feel the cold breaking and
'all grippe symptoms going after the very first
dose. It promptly relieves the most miserable
headache, dullness, bead aud nose stuffed up,
feverlsbnesn, sneetlng. sore throat, running of
the noae. soreness. stlffnesi anJ rheumitic ach
Take this harmless Compound aa directed, with
the knowledge that there la do other medicine
i made anywhere else In the world which will
? cure your cold or end Grippe misery aa prompt
ly and without any other assistance or bad
after effects aa a 25-cent package of Pape'a
Cold Compound, which any druggist la the world
j can supptg.
After three years' research we have etada
sively demonstrated that quinine is not effective
la the treatment of colds or grippe.
By Frederic J. Haskin.
All indications now point to important
legislation in numerous states within the
next few months for the establishment of
the direct primary. Along with primary
legislation will go, in some cases, legis
lation for the establishment of other fea
tures of what is known as the popular
government movement. Ttiese features
Include the Initiative and referendum, the
recall, corrupt practices legislation,
stricter registration laws and the like.
Every student and every casual ob
server of politics in this country is well
aware that for years there has raged a
great controversy over the merits of the
direct prjmary system and the value of
other forms of legislation calculated to
give the voters more direct participation
in the nomination of candidates for pub
lic offices, and in the shaping of legisla
tion. Despite controversy and contention,
however, the growth of the direct pri
mary system and the movements closely
related to it has been marked. At first
the progress made in these lines was slow
and in the face of great opposition. Of
late it has been much more rapid.
The direct primary movement in the
United States has been a recent as well
as a rapid growth. While
? Rapid t,je subject had been agltat
_ . ed for some years before
Growth. it was not until then
that a state-wide set of mandatory laws
for the control of primary elections was
established. This was in Minnesota. The
Minnesota law, however, went but a
short distance as compared with more
recent legislation. It established direct
nominations throughout the entire state,
except for state officers. It did not apply
to the adoption of the state platform.
Exponents of the movement for popular
government look back on the Minnesota
law, for the time It was enacted, as a
great step in advance, though it was only
the beginning of what was to follow.
In the same year, 1901. important direct
primary laws were enacted in Florida
and Oregon. Mississippi followed in 1902,
and in the following year the state of
Wisconsin went much farther than any
of the other states had gone. Under the
urging of Gov. La. Follette, a state-wide
primary law was enacted with quite com
plete provisions for legal supervision. The
convention system was fully set aside,
except for the purpose of forming a state
platform. Under this Wisconsin law of
1903, the delegates to the national party
conventions were to be elected by direct
vote. It was provided that two were to
be elected in each congressional district
and four at large.
Since that time there has been a rapid
sweeping away of the former systems
for making nomlna
Old Systems tions. The party con
_ , . vention has become
SWept A way. praetieally a thing of
the past in a considerable part of the
Union. Eighteen states have mandatory
laws for direct nominations covering prac
tically all the offices, except that of dele
gate to the national convention. These
states are California, Idaho. Illinois,
Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada. New Hamp
shire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,
South Dakota, Texas, Washington and
Wisconsin. In five states there are op
tional laws covering practically all the
offices except delegates to the national
convention. These states are Alabama,
Florida, Kentucky, Michigan and Ten
nessee. In Minnesota. Ohio and Penn
sylvania there are optional laws covering
practically all except state offices and
delegates to national nominating con
ventions. In Indiana, Maspachusetts.
New Jersey and Tennessee there are
mandatory laws covering certain locali
ties or offices. In the eleven states of
Connecticut. Delaware, Indiana, Mary
land, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan.
New York. North Carolina and Rhode
Island there are optional laws covering
certain localities or offices. Direct nomi
nations obtain now in practically all the
southern states. It Is noticeable in the
history of the primary movement that the
southern states, as a rule, fell into line
Considering, the United States as a
whole, it can be i<a!d that the southern
and central parts of the country are most
thoroughly committed to the principle of
the direct primary. The northeastern
group of states and the Rocky mountain
states have been slower to take it up.
But in nearly every part of the Union the
direct primary system is either estab
lished or there Is a strong agitation in
I favor of it. United States senators are
dircctly nominated in twenty-one of the
The Oregon plan of the direct primary,
the Huntley law of 19U8, is the plan that
is now receiving most at
The Oregon tention throughout the
country. This plan cannot
irl&II. be considered fully with
out consideration of the Oregon system of
direct government in its entirety. Oregon
was a pioneer in going to great lengths
In the direction of abandonment of the
system of delegation of powers, and in
gi ving the public direct authority in both
nominations and in legislation. Its system
comprehends the Australian ballot, the
stringent regulation of the registration of
voters, the initiative and referendum, the
direct primary, a corrupt practices act
and the recall. In a speech in the Senate
during the last session of Congres?, Sena
tor Jonathan Bourne of Oregon explained
the workings of the Oregon system. This
speech was later printed as a document
and applications for l,8uo,(XX> copies of it
have been received from various paats of
A feature of the Oregon plan, having
especial relation to the choice of United
St,ates senators by the direct primary, is
what Is known as statement No. 1. This
statement, if signed, pledges the candi
date for the legislature always to vote for'
the canoldate for senator who has re
ceived the highest number of votes at the
general election. Un'ted States senators
under this system may be nominated by
their respective parties In the party pri
maries, and the candidate receiving the
greatest number of votes thereby becomes
the party nominee Then, in the general
election, the party nominees are voted for
by the people, and the Individual receiv
ing the greatest number of votes in the
general election thereby becomes the peo
ple s choice for United States senator.
Under the Constitution of the United
States the legislature must elect the
senators. But as an instance of how the
Oregon plan works an overwhelmingly
republican legislature in Oregon chose
Gov. Chamberlain, a democrat, to the
Senate, following out the will of the peo
ple as expressed at the primary and the
One of the latest outgrowths of the di
rect primary movement is the presidential
preference law. Ore
Presidenti&l gon *ias s'JCh a law. and
the MUbieCt ,s nOW bein?
Preferences. aKltated ln about ^
third of the states of the Union. At
.empts will be made tb get such a law
enacted this winter and the coming
spring in about fifteen of the states. The
presidential preference law provides for
the direct primary election of delegates
to national conventions- and glve& the
opportunity to the voter to express his
preference for President and Vke Presi
dent 1n his prlfnary. It Is apparent that if
this system f'lould become general
through the country it would result in
the nomination of the candidates for
President and Vice President by the vot
ers themselves, ^ationil conventions, un
der rnch a syatem, would merely regis
ter the wlH of the people as volccd at the
primaries. The delegates to ths national
conventions In that case would become
functicnarles, with as little real say in
the selection of candidates for President
ind Vice Prudent as the presidential
electors now have in the choice of these
The Constitution, of course, never con
The Mam's Store"8
Half Price Sale
Starts Tomorrow Morning at 8 O'CIock.
That Means the Mae's Store Willi Be the Busiest Spot in Washington. .
There are sales arid sales, but this is the One Half Price Sale?the
D. J. Kaufman Half Price Sale.
Never in the life of the Man's Store have we given such great clothing
values?-just in the height of winter season?just when you
need them most. Your money buys two Suits or Overcoats for
the price of one. ? Hundreds of the choicest styles and fabrics
in fine M. S. M. handmade garments at Honest Half Price.
cults and Overcoats Half Price,
$115.00 Suits and Overcoats
$20.00 Suits and Overcoats
$25.00 Suits and Overcoats
$30.00 Suits and Overcoats
$35.00 Suits and Overcoats
$40.00 Overcoats - -
$45.00 Overcoats -
- $ 17.50
Remember, M. S. M. Clothing, whether sold at half price or original price, is sold
with the guarantee of MONEY'S WORTH OR MONEY BACK.
D. J. KAUFMAN,
Pain in the back is quickly
'relieved by an application of
Sloan's Liniment. You don't
need to rub ? just lay it on?
Mr. James Henry VVynn, of
Mulbsrry, Fla* writes: "I have been
down with pain which they called lumbago so that 1 could hardly walk, but after
using a few drops of. your Liniment I was benefited ifnmediately."
Mr. E. Chichester, 401 Barbev Street, Brooklyn. N*. Y., writes: "I have used
your Liniment for rheumatism and lumbago, and it did me more good than all the
doctors 1 ever had, and I have recommended it to a great many people."
Mr. George Stevens, of Bridgeport, Conn., writes: u I was sick for three
weeks with my back, but Sloan's Liniment cured me at once."
is also a quick and sure remedy for rheumatism, neuralgia,
sprairts, cough or cold and croup. At all dealers. 25c., 50c., $1.00.
DR. EARL S. SLOAN, BOSTON, MASS.
templated that the people should hav<e as
large a voice In the selection or the Presi
dent and Vice President as they have
Each Kate was to choose a lK>dy of elect
ors, who In turn would elect the President
>>?nd Vice president. Th= frumers of i.>e
Constitution expressed the idea in p:ac
tically all they wrote or paid o.i the sub
ject. The electors were not to be bound
to any man or party. This was* the law
in 17R0. and the theory of the Constitu
tion is the same today. But the torce of
public opinion has entirely cl anged the
operation of the constitutional machinery.
In practice tne electors would never ven
ture to depart from the mandate of the
voters of their respective states. And to
those who believe in the presidential
preference law contend that it will b*
quite in order to go one step farther and
let the voters decide on the nomination
of the candidate* for President and Vice
President an well as on the election of
One of the interesting features of the
Oregon plan provides for the publ'cation
of a pamphlet by the
Qualifications of secretary of state.
mation of voters. In it the candidate
in the primary campaign for state or
congressional office, may have published
a statement of his qjarflcations and
the principles and policies he supports.
He may set forth any other proper mat
ter he wishes in support of his candi
dacy. Each candidate must pay for at
least one page In the publicity pamphlet.
The cost varies from $H>'J for the h'ghest
office to $lo for the minor offices. If
a candidate desires, he can secure the
us of not to excecd three additional pases
at $100 per page. But this is not all.
Any person may secure space In the
pamphlet in opposition to any candidate,
6>ut he must sign his statements, must
first submit them to the candidate whom
he opposes, must pay for the space used,
and what he publishes Is subject to the
general laws of slander and libel. One
copy of this tamphlet is mailed by the
secretary of slate to each registered
voter in the state.
Among the objections urged to the
primary is that it entails a great expense
on the candidate, especially the candi
dpte for a state office, or for member
ship in the House or 8enate. In the
Oregon law an eflfcrt has been made to
meet this objection by providing that
a candidate can expend in the primary
campa'gn 15 per cent of one year's com
pensation In addition to what he pays
for space in the publicity pamphlet.
1222 F Street L^T'uu,
E are making extraordinary reductions
> to effect a quick clearance of our
stock of Winter Suits, Coats,
Dresses, Furs, Waists and Skirts. Every gar
ment has the stamp of fashion s approval?in
models that are exclusive.
Suits, Dresses and
Coats that sold as
high as $30.00 . . .
Suits, Dresses and
Coats that sold as
high as $40.00 . . .
Suits, Dresses and
Coats that sold as
high as $65.00 . . .
Among the other objections urged to the
primary is the one that it will break
down party lines.
Tomorrow ? EMPEROR WILLIAM'S
Men and women fought for admission
to the Clarke county courthoure. at Ber
rvville. Va.. where 'James Feltner is on
trial, dharged with the murder of Hush
Curtis, merry-go-round manager. at
Eoyce last summer, and Judge Harrison
of Winchester, who is presiding, ordered
the doors locked after all seats and stand
ing room had been occupied. Many peo
ple declined to go to dinner at noon re
cess. * ~ .
PACT OH RECIPROCITY.
President Will Tell Congress This
Afternoon of Canadian Agreement*
President Tafts message on reciprocity,
together with the agreement signed by
the envoys from Canada and the I'tata
Department, will be sent to Congress lata
this afternoon and the provisions of tha
pact will then be made public.
Strictest secrecy has characterized the
negotiations of the confereea and the
President's arguments contained in tlia
special message are known only to
few officials outside the cabinet.
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